2018 Council Retreat Agenda

AGENDA
CITY OF BALL GROUND
PLANNING RETREAT
FEBRUARY 17, 2018

8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM – Discussion of Following Items:

Code Enforcement to include
(a) Property Maintenance
(b) Sign Ordinance
(c) Staffing

Parks and Recreation to include:
(a) Land Acquisition (Roberts Lake)
(b) Long Swamp / Etowah Trail System

Historic Preservation to include: (Stefanie Joyner)
(a) District Boundaries
(b) Benefits
(c) Expansion
(d) Steps to a solid Ordinance

Branding/Logo/Mission Statement (Jeff Corbin + 1)

Infill Development to include:
(a)Valley Overlay District Expansion
(b) Business Development/Recruiting/Incentives
(c) Maintaining Momentum
(d) Key areas for infill development
(e) Obstacles / Challenges (Joined by Josh Briggs)
(f) Growth Projections

SR 372 Off System (Conversation with Commissioner West)

Report from Dan Reuter on LCI Process and Progress

Impact Fees

Development of Action Plan for any identified projects/tasks

DDA/Main St. Feb 2018 Agenda

Meeting Notice

City of Ball Ground, Georgia
Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Board

Thursday, February 15, 2017
5:00 PM

Meeting Location:
215 Valley Street, Ball Ground, GA 30107

– AGENDA –

Item 1: Meeting Called to Order

Item 2: Approval of Minutes from January 18, 2018

Item 3: Announcements/Informational Items/Project Updates
a) Opening and Closing of Downtown Businesses
b) Update on park improvements

Item 4: Old Business

Item 5: New Business
a) Review and discuss the City Alcohol Ordinance

Item 6: Main Street Manager Comments

a) Finance Report – Balance ending January 31, 2018 is $14,472.30.

Item 7: Public Comments

Item 8: Executive Session If Needed

Item 9: Adjourn

DDA/Main St. Board January Meeting Agenda

Meeting Notice

City of Ball Ground, Georgia
Downtown Development Authority and Main Street Board

Thursday, January 18, 2017
5:00 PM

Meeting Location:
215 Valley Street, Ball Ground, GA 30107
– AGENDA –

Item 1: Meeting Called to Order

Item 2: Approval of Minutes from November 16, 2017

Item 3: Announcements/Informational Items/Project Updates
a) Opening and Closing of Downtown Businesses
b) Update on park improvements

Item 4: Old Business

Item 5: New Business
a) Review DDA and Main Street Bylaws, discuss any changes
b) Elect Board Officers
c) Discuss implementation of a District Tax

Item 6: Main Street Manager Comments

a) Finance Report – Balance ending December 31, 2017 is $14,472.30.

Item 7: Public Comments
a) Update from LCI Team

Item 8: Executive Session If Needed

Item 9: Adjourn



February 2018 Events

Upcoming Events and Meetings

Thd Ball Ground Mayor and City Council will hold their Annual Planning Retreat on Saturday, February 17, 2018, beginning at 8:00 AM at the Historic Stripling/Homiller House located at 130 Northridge Rd. This meeting is open to the public.

The Ball Ground DDA/Main St Board will hold their monthly meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 5:00 PM.

After Hour Water/Sewage Emergencies
If you have an after hour emergency, please call 770-402-7823 to dispatch Utility personnel.

To find the latest updates on Georgia road conditions dial 511.  Georgia 511 has the ability to monitor state routes and interstate road throughout Georgia, with updates every few minutes.

Around Town News-November 29, 2017

Hello Ball Ground:

First just wanted to say a huge thank you to all of our residents that decided to shop small this past weekend. Our downtown was packed both Friday and Saturday. Actually, it was very busy all week. So again we thank all of you for supporting City of Ball Ground Merchants!!!

Hard to believe it’s this time again – but Friday evening will be the annual “March of the Toys for Toys for Tots Parade”. The parade will begin at 7:00 pm. We will be closing the side streets to protect the parade route beginning at 6:20. Our parade has grown so much that we don’t have a single staging area capable of handling all the participants. This is a great problem – but does also impact the number of closed streets as we use two staging areas. All vehicles and floats will stage at Ball Ground STEM Academy on Valley Street. All walkers, COSPlayers etc., dancers, bands etc., will stage at the old Ball Ground Elementary School on Old Canton Road. If you are a parade participant you need to be at your respective location no later than 6:00 pm

Road Closures are as follows:

Old Dawsonville Road will be closed at Calvin Farmer Park and also at Gilmer Ferry Road.
Old Canton will be closed at Commerce Lane
All Streets leading into Old Canton Road will be closed AT Old Canton Road
Valley Street will be closed at Coy M. Holcomb – at Depot Street – and at Gilmer Ferry

The detour route around Ball Ground for vehicles coming in from the Freehome direction will be Cherokee Village Drive to Northridge Road. South on Northridge to Ball Ground Highway (this will be near Magbee Lumber just south of town). In the reverse direction if you are at the traffic light near Regions Bank you will continue south to Northridge Road (Near Magbee Lumber) then follow the previously described route in reverse. Detour signs will be in place.

Again – please come out and join us for a great evening in Ball Ground – and don’t forget, Santa will be on the Stage in City Park immediately following the parade.

2017 March of the Toys Parade Road Closures/Detour Map

We look forward to seeing everyone at the parade on Friday, December 1, 2017.  Remember the parade begins promptly at 7:00 PM.  We invite you to come early to get a good viewing site and to avoid any traffic issues. Please note the Ball Ground Police Department along with officers from the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, Fire Department and volunteers will begin closing streets promptly at 6:30 PM.  We ask that you respect these men and women who have the task of directing traffic.  

 

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